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Se7en announces mini-album release date

Se7en announced earlier this month that he planned to release a mini-album in Korea in January of next year.

On December 4th, the singer finally revealed the official date of his album release during the ‘YG Family Concert‘. He stated, My album comes out next month. Please listen and anticipate it.

Se7en then announced that the mini-album will be out on January 18th, 2012.

In related news, Se7en performed some of his past songs like “Come Back To Me” and “La La La” during the family concert. He also participated in joint stage performances with his hoobae and sunbae artists to perform a variety of hit songs, proving to all those attending that although he may have been on a long hiatus, he’s sure to deliver an exciting new work next month.


Source + Photo: Star News

by carolicity @ allkpop

YG’s Yang Hyun Suk & Lee Eun Joo are expecting a second child

Soon after YG Entertainment wrapped up their jubilant ‘YG Family Concert‘ this past weekend, the company’s CEO Yang Hyun Suk revealed that he and his wife, Lee Eun Joo, are expecting a new addition to their family!

My wife is pregnant with our second child. I’m so happy,” said Yang during a phone interview.We need to be careful since it’s still early, but I wanted to share the good news immediately.

Though known to be intimidating in the professional realm, it’s been reported that Yang Hyun Suk is a devoted family man, looking closely after his daughter despite his busy schedule.

In March of last year, Yang Hyun Suk revealed to the public that he had been in a 9-year relationship with Lee Eun Joo, a member of the former girl group Swi.T. The couple welcomed their first child, Yoo Jin, to the world on August 5th, 2010.


Boyfriend to release new winter single

In a surprise announcement, Boyfriend has revealed that they’ll be releasing their 3rd single!

After making their debut earlier this year with “Boyfriend“, the group continued to draw strong interest with their second single, “Don’t Touch My Girl“. Wishing to thank fans for their strong support all year, Boyfriend recorded a special winter single as a year-end gift.

Starship Entertainment‘s official Twitter shared two images from the boys’ photoshoot, one being a group picture while the other is a compilation of profile shots. Dressed in dark warm knits and fashionable layers, the effect transformed Boyfriend’s image from ‘sweet prince’ to ‘urban gentlemen’.

Boyfriend will be releasing their 3rd single on December 8th.


T-ara’s “Lovey Dovey” MV to have three directors and five versions

On December 5th, Core Contents Media revealed more details about T-ara‘s upcoming “Lovey Dovey” music video.

The agency stated, “A total of three music video directors will participate in the production of ‘Lovey Dovey’ music video, and a total of five versions including drama, dance, and club versions will be released.”

They continued, “‘Lovey Dovey’s first music video, the drama version starring Qri, will be 17 minutes and 30 seconds long, and will be released on the 24th, Christmas Eve… the teaser for this production was revealed on December 1st.”

“In addition to the drama version, currently 4 other versions of ‘Lovey Dovey’ music video are in the making… We are working hard to show you a variety of sides,” they added.


YG’s Yang Hyun Suk on judging for SBS’s ‘K-Pop Star’

With the first episode of SBS‘s ‘K-Pop Star‘ drawing near, anticipation has been rising for the new survival audition show, which holds the grand opportunity for a contestant to become an idol.

As one of the judges for the program, YG Entertainment‘s Yang Hyun Suk was pleasantly surprised by the new experience. “Seeing the singer-hopefuls onstage, I was reminded of my juniors and praised and nurtured them,” he said. Chuckling, Yang continued, “I’ve heard from those around me that I would definitely curse at the entrants if I were ever to become a judge. In reality, I do go tough on my trainees but I never curse at them.”

When asked why he took up the role of a judge, the CEO replied that it was originally his idea to start an audition program. “I had this idea from a long time ago, about starting up a singer audition program. Coincidentally, SBS was producing a program that closely matched the format that I was thinking of, so I accepted their offer,” he said.

‘K-Pop Star’ has also influenced his schedule, Yang Hyun Suk said. “Although I usually don’t have any meetings or outside appointments, I’ve spent the last few days shuttling between the studio, YG headquarters, and my house,” he laughed. “Since it’s my first broadcast appearance in a while, I’m both nervous and anxious.”


Boyfriend’s Kwangmin transforms into a warm gentleman

Boyfriend‘s Kwangmin transformed into a gentleman with his winter apparel.

Recently, a community board uploaded the above pictures with the title, Boyfriend, Kwangmin! Transformation into a ‘warm city gentleman’ who can melt the winter.

In the photos, Kwangmin is wearing a luxurious red scarf as he transformed into a winter man. The red scarf highlighted his sharp chin line and perfect face emphasizing, his maturity after the hairstyle change.

Netizens replied with, I wish I was that scarf and He’s becoming more and more like a man.


SNSD voted as the #1 girl group that grabs TV viewers’ attentionq

SNSD was recently named as the girl group that grabs the most attention when seen on TV.

Monkey3 survey was held from November 24th to the 30th, asking the question, “Which group catches your eye when appearing on TV?” According to the votes, SNSD ranked first with 182 (or 55%) of the 328 votes cast.

Participants stated, My eyes focus on their dance and song“, and “All 9 members each possess different looks and special individual traits, which makes them stand out.

The Wonder Girls came in second with 51 votes (16%), followed up by T-ara in third with 13%, and Brown Eyed Girls in fourth with 9%. Both SECRET and KARA tied in fifth with 4%.


Source + Image: HG Times

by Kingpolo @ allkpop